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talked at the beginning about presidential leadership and you worked in the obama white house for a year or so. the president has too deal with the debt ceiling. he wants to pass major immigration reform. >> absolutely. >> chris: do something about climate change. has he told you how much political capital he is willing to spend on what is going to be a very tough fight? >> i think that the president has demonstrated tremendous leadership on this issue. i think the country rallied around him and h his leadership because he really was a voice for the parents who lost a child. >> chris: has he told you how much -- >> and i see from his actions and we hear from the white house and we hear from the vice president that they are going to lay down political capital on the issue and i think the one thing i would say to those people like larry and others who said we can't do anything about these issues is that whether it comes from the background checks or dealing with high capacity magazines which was the issue in newtown we can take action and to say that we should do nothing really doesn't res
. it was such a focus on women voters in the election. women voters who came out for barack obama talking about the needs of women, the perspective that women bring, and i think that raises the bar for him to show that he is going to put women in these top jobs. i think the white house has been taken aback by the response they've gotten. they feel like he has a pretty good record substantively, but the optics of these opening weeks have not been good for them on this issue. >> their own photo that they released, the white house photo. he was also asked by jackie about reports that he is too imsular and hasn't reached out. i topt play a little bit of that. >> most people who know me know i'm a pretty friendly guy. i like a good party. and, you know, the truth is that, you know, when i was in the senate, i had great relationships over there, and up until the point that i became president, this was not an accusation that you heard very frequently. >> chuck, let's talk about this because, i mean, you know the white house, this president, better than anyone. is this an unfair criticism that he is to
i don't think either party wants to cut spending that they regularly talk about and obama talked about cutting spending line by line. republicans talked about small government. but every year we look back and we say oh wow it's grown even more. i think there's going to be a lot of back and forth. it strikes me that that's obama's plan that he wants to get ahead of it, but the reality is neither party is going to do anything. that to me is the big scandal here. we're a constitutionally limited government yet it collects 2.5 trillion dollars a year. it strikes me that that's the scandal that not enough people are talking about, a limited government wouldn't need that much money. dagen: how do you think the debt ceiling fight does play out, however? again, if you have people who have nothing to lose, then they become very dangerous, if they're willing to put their necks on the line for this kind of fight, because there's this one and then the sequester and then the budget and then we roll on. >> i think we're going to see it play out the way we did the last time. a lot of drama. was
founders believe why and hear barack obama is talking about why and not x, that isn't the stick. that's saying somebody is entering a long historical conversation. when you see the founding fathers believed x and barack obama believes why it, that becomes the stick. so i think that at a very fundamental level, kind of discourse that i am responding to can't draw that distinction between the founders believe and most founders believed or many founders or some founders believed because of that historical the incoherent unity of opinion as fundamental to the way the discourse is being used. >> host: is there any hope for propaganda as you described them to have a meaningful constructive conversation about the founding father? >> guest: that is at odds with what most are talking to. >> host: let me ask about the founding fathers apart from what they have said about them. this is a special group of people and maybe they've been treated wrong by the people to talk about in your book but if this is a group of people were the evin ellen 20 talf. >> guest: i do think so. i think these are very
believed x, some founders believed y, and here barack obama is talking about y and not x. that's not a stick. that's just saying that something is entering a long historical conversation. when you say the founding fathers believed x and barack obama believes y, that becomes the stick. so, i think that at a very fundamental level, the kind of discourse i'm responding to can't draw that distinction between the founders believed and most founders believed, because -- or many founders, or some founders believed, because that historically incoherent unanimity of opinion is fundamental to the way the discourse is being used. >> host: is there any hope for prop begannists to have a meaningful, constructive conversation about the founding fathers? >> i think that is at odd with what most propagandaist are trying to do. >> host: let me ask you about the founding fathers, aside -- was this a special group of people? maybe they've been treated wrong by the people you talk about in your book but is this a group of people worthy of special attention even now in 2012? >> guest: i think so. t
talk? >> guest: rarely come and what president obama basically delegated the iraq file to vice president joe biden, and vice president biden -- >> host: when did that happen? >> guest: it happened in 2009. very early -- well, maybe even, well yeah, 2009 in the first part. so, he had the lead for the iraq policy. and a lot of this is reflected in my book. but there was a debate about how much to get involved behind maliki, and the investor at the time, ambassador chris hill pretty much thought that maliki was the man we had to work with and that his rival didn't really have a good chance of making it to the prime minister post not withstanding the fact that his party won more seats than maliki's party but there was a debate in the government where vice president joe biden came down and was in favor of working with maliki as there would be a necessary evil or just the man that was going to be there. so, when things really get hot or when there is a crisis, vice president wyden calls and he called the iranian flights to syria. he called about the release. but it just seems that hi
. look, republicans, i guess that you're the party of limited government. we're not talking about obama care here. this was two paragraphs giving aid to people in need. you guys couldn't bring yourself to vote for it because of some stupid principle you yourselves only occasionally live by. here's the thing. if you can't vote for them, i'm not saying you're responsible for all the problems facing our country but you sure are making ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: welcome back. our guest is a fine, fine actress. her new film is les miserables. ♪ i dreamed a dream in time gone by ♪ ♪ when hope was high and life was was worth living ♪ ♪ i dreamed of love that would never die ♪ ♪ i dreamed it would be forgiving ♪ >> jon: she's very talented. please welcome back to the show ann hathaway. ( cheers and applause ) >> wow! jon: thank you so much for being here >> thank you. ( cheers and applause ) thank you for being back on the air. >> jon: we're delighted. i'm delighted to be back. we missed it. i just spent the whole time in my underwear yelling at the tv. >> you too? jon: it'
with some politics, i'm struck when you talk about republicans as they. i know you insist despite voting for president obama twice now that you're still a republican. but as i go through your record on some social issues and even foreign policy issues i challenge to you say on what basis are you still a republican? do you feel like this republican party has left you or have you left it? >> i think the republican party right now is having an identity problem. and i'm still a republican. i'm a republican who grew up along with george bush xli. i grew up with ronald reagan, cap weinberger, frank carlucci that republican party, the problemen party of dick lugar and john tower. but in recent years, there's been a significant shift to the right and we have seen what that shift has produced, two losing presidential campaigns. i think what the republican party needs to do now is take a very hard look at itself and understand that the country is changed. the country is changing demo graphically. if the republican party does not change along with that demographic, they are going to be in trouble.
obama and talks about a deep vein of tolerance within the party. >> general powell and i have been friends since he quit being a general. we don't see everything the same way. one thing plain, republicans in this election did poorerly among hispanics and poorly among african-americans. the good thing is with the right kind of policies and the right kind of effort we'll do that. remember george bush got 44% of the hispanic vote. >> you once said colon powell is on the main street of the policy. >> what do you think of his comments, particularly about intolerance? >> i think he is spot on and i see the republican party moving away from the olympia snowe's and people with great ideas. the rhetoric in this last campaign really turned off a lot of people, black, lateineo and gay. i saw newt gingrich talking about marriage equality and how the republican party will have to start embracing or be left behind. i think that is very, very true. i would love to see stop thinking how to win elections and how to address the issues of america. if we focus on solving problems that is good politics
. president obama spent the better part of the hour talking about the debt ceiling. so we'll go into the details about what it is, exactly. it is a cap on the amount of money the federal government may borrow. the cap is actually set by congress. so it includes money the federal government borrows from the public. for example, u.s. bonds, right? also includes debt that the treasury owes the government, trust funds like social security and medicare. right now, the ceiling, is it set at almost $16.4 trillion. the country's borrowing already hit that mark. that happened on december 31st. so the ceiling is raised periodically because both parties, they have to have approved the tax cuts and the spending increases over the years, knowing that they're going to add to the deficits. by doing so, they increase the country's need to borrow in the future. since 1962, congress has raised the debt limit 76 times, 11 times in the past decade. i want to talk about the debate over the debt ceiling, how it affects the overall economy. our georgia tech economics professor, danny boston joining us
. it's expected it will be a strategy session on the debt limit talks next week. president obama has said he will not negoatiate on raising the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling, while house republican leader john boehner is insisting a debt increase would have to be accompanied by spending cuts to programs such as medicare. boehner has promised a vote tomorrow on $51 billion in aid to hurricane sandy vicitms. theres alot up in the air at boeing after a series of leaks and electrical glitches last week involving its latest aircraft, dubbed the 787 dreamliner. the faa will begin reviewing how the airliner is designed, manufacturered and assembled, with particular attention to the miles of electrical wiring used instead of heavier hydrallic systems. in a statement, boeing says "we are never satisfied while there is room for improvement. we welcome this opportunity to conduct this joint review." joe schwieterman of depaul university says it is too early for investors to be worried. "investors get nervous when there are these rollouts and there are problems. if this gets worse, boeing's stock
copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> president obama talking about the debt ceiling and gun violence with the reporters. he said he would be looking at recommendations from vice- president biden on how to deal with gun violence. he has been leading a carillon that. you can see all those live on the c-span video library. one week to go until the inauguration for the president's second term. you can watch live coverage on c-span. the swearing in will be at noon and then the state of the capital at the luncheon. throughout the day, we will take your phone calls on base against water. live coverage starting monday, january 21st, at 7:00 a.m. eastern you can watch online and listen to seize band radio. still ahead, at 1:00, the mayor of los angeles, mayor villaraigosa, at the press club. that is in about 25 minutes starting at 1:00 eastern. on capitol hill today, the house gavels in core business at 2:00 p.m. eastern and vote expected after 6:00 p.m. eastern. on the docket for today, and relief for victims of hurricane sandy. they're considering amendments to that billion you can
're moving off minoring in hip-hop and we'll talk economics here. president obama, maybe we'll talk hip-hop as well, in a final formal news conference before he takes the oath of office here in his second term spoke this morning, pushing for support on raising the debt ceiling. >> and republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills, or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. and they better choose quickly because time is running short. >> so the president says there will be no ransom, you heard him say no bargaining chip in this whole debt ceiling debate. the deadline to raise that ceiling is approaching quickly. some members in congress say they're willing to shut down the government to avoid raising that limit now. joining me now is ben stein. nice to have you
obama warns republicans they won't get ransom for agreeing not to crash the economy. he's talking tough ahead of the next big fight with congress over the debt creating. >>> the president said vice president biden has presented had i am with a list of common sense steps to prevent gun violence. but the biggest question is how much of it the administration can actually get passed through the congress. >>> and watching last night's golden globes, wung thing was clear to me, america once again feels good about itself. we've got a new sense of optimism and the movies show it. >>> the latest attack on science by a republican member of the house science committee. what a strange name for that crowd. that's in the "sideshow" tonight. and this is "hardball," the place for politics. that can her cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check.
. ahead, we'll talk about president obama's potential executive order on gun control. we're talking to connecticut senator chris murphy about what the president actually can do as well as vice president biden's expected recommendation. that's coming up in just a few moments. first, though, we want to get an update on some of the other stories that are making news. john berman has that in new york. good morning, john. >> good morning, soledad. the nation wooild flu outbreak, it's just about everywhere. in all but three states, in fact, those lucky states, california, hawaii, and mississippi. in new york city the big hassle involves trying to get vaccinated. there's a run on the vaccine at some pharmacies and urgent care centers since governor andrew cuomo declared a public health emergency. debate resumes today in the house of representatives over two bills that address sandy relief aid. despite opposition from house conservatives, the bills are expected to pass providing an additional $50 billion to the hard hit northeast. lawmakers in the affected areas including new jersey governo
to an end. obama set in motion a reversal of policy to negotiate with terrorists. you heard correctly that includes talking to a group that is accused of aiding international terrorist. that was at a joint news conference today with a news conference with karzai. both are putting there support for the support role this spring and reconciliation talks with the television. >> ultimately security gains should be matched with political progress of real reconciliation progress with the afghan government and television. president karzai updated me on the road map to peace a we agreed the process we should open the television office to facilitate talks. >> but the readiness of the army is closed but they're showing that they're able to operate without the assistance of the u.s. and violence is higher than the surge from two years ago. also insider tax last year there were 45 attacks resulting in 62 deaths among the coalition forces compared to 65 the previous year. but the president did not answer how many will remain in afghanistan after next year. that announcement could take weeks. althou
the government to make sure that president obama understands we're serious. we're talking about whether or not to kick the can down the road. i think mood is that we have come to the end of the road. with that kind of talk from republicans, in the house, will anything get done? >> i think, listen, they have to come up with some kind of agreement. if they don't, in fact, her premonition will come true and parts of the government will shut down. listen. you have an echo of different republican leader that is are out there saying that the theory of a government shutdown would not be such a bad idea and setting this up, trying to desensitize what would otherwise be a pretty calamitous thing for the country and the economy. >> we heard the same thing about the fiscal cliff from progressives on this show saying let's go over the cliff, how bad could it be? >> absolutely. people on the left saying the same thing and what i think is going to happen here is going to come to a short-term agreement and they're going to wait for the president's budget which is due out i think the beginning of febru
levin talk about technology's role in repositioning the u.s. as a leader. that is at 8:00 eastern on monday on c-span2. now guantanamo bay opponents criticize president obama over current law on the transfer of detainees from the detention center. analysts at the new america foundation describe the situation in which dozens of prisoners have been clear for release but cannot be moved. the facility has been open for 11 years. this is an hour-and-a-half. >> mining is peter bergen. and the director of national security studies. the opening ofg guantanamo. we have an exceptionally well- informed panel to talk about that. we have pretty much the same group, exactly the same group, speaking in this room a year ago. i asked and the worthington, people have been released since a year ago, and the answer is four. there are still 166 detainees at guantanamo. the question that this panel, the big question is, is the obama administration moving towards a policy of indefinite detention? have they already moved towards that? first up to speak will be colonel mo davis, warns davis, who was the c
is shucking and jiving. that's a racial era slave term. >> powell is most likely talking about former alaska governor sarah palin who blasted president obama for his handling of the benghazi consulate attack on facebook writing in part, "why the lies? why the cover up? why the dissembling about the cause of the murder of our ambassador? on the anniversary of the worst terror attacks on american soil. we deserve answers to this. president obama's shuck and jive shtick with these benghazi lies must end." joining me now cnn contributor and senior writer for cnn.com, gra l.z. granderson. and will cain. palin defended the remarks saying there was nothing racist about them. was there? >> i'm going to go with no, carol. you know this is always my favorite segment. why are republicans racist? are you racist? tell me again what is not racist about conservatism? it's always the burden of proof to prove you're not a racist, which is a near impossible thing to do. i understand you're not asking me about my personal views. you're asking about a party. i don't know, whatever that is, tens of millions of p
, everybody's talking about what kind of approach is obama going to take this second term. is he going to be conciliatory? or is he going to be mr. tough guy? >> he wants to get things done by being tough and even confrontation. in the first term he tried to change the tone of washington as the outcider, sort of by a combination of aloofness and steady thought. now it's in your face. and he's going to be that way with joe biden at his side. because this is how he validates his presidency. things like heal care have to be implemented. things like gun laws and so forth have to be passed. he's decided that the way to get it done is to confront the republican party which is in a weakened state right now. chris: if he hits them hard, charles krauthammer said he's doing this not just to get his goals achieved but to crack the other party. to force them to choose and take the suburbanites as i said in the opening and force them to sit at the side where the hard right or somewhere in the center. crack them. do you think he's up to that, too? >> i agree with howard -- what howard said and i agr
an amount of uncertainty, if you will. just today president obama was talking about what could happen if congress doesn't agree to let the government essentially pay its bills. let's listen. >> america cannot afford another debate with this congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they've already racked up. if congressional republicans refused to pay america's bills on time, social security checks and veterans benefits will be delayed. >> so the truth is the president and the congress actually have to agree on all of this to end up getting a deal. but the question for you, suze, is what are americans supposed to do during a time of uncertainty? for example, if you're thinking about making a big purchase, should you do it now or wait till the president and the congress figures it out? >> the time has come, in my opinion that americans realize that their future cannot be in the hands of politicians. that their financial future has to be held tightly right within their own grips. and if they don't have the money to buy something outright, if they have to put it on a credit
to talk about the -- you may well remember president obama trieded it, he had ted kennedy on his side, he had mccain on his side, it didn't go anywhere. what do you think if the president tries to push for comprehensive immigration reform including a pathway to citizenship for so many of the ten, 10 million illegal immigrations from -- >> they lost about 71% of the latino vote, 74% of the asian vote. the vast majority of people in the country in poll after poll after poll including your own say that people want comprehensive immigration reform that provides a pathway for citizenship. i saw john mccain yesterday on face the nation and i can tell you that we were in the room together, he's working with some eight senators, he believes that we're on the path to get comprehensive immigration reform and i think that both parties would be -- would do well by the american people if they did that and i think that's the difference. an election has a way of making a statement, and i think it did, particularly for the republicans who, as you know, were calling for the south deportation of 11 million
thought president obama could have answered it with more honesty, as opposed to yeah, i know. politics got in the way. >> kimberly: but he didn't. he wanted to say i know what you are talking about. >> dana: attack the questio questioner. that was then, this is now. >> kimberly: now he's head of the ma nar i can and he can do -- monarchy and he can do what he wants. he continues to demonize with the rhetoric and language those who disagree with him. because they have a concern about the financial well-being of the future of the country. how about cut spending. >> dana: i want to get to you in a second. i had a sense that what the president was trying to get across was not dealing with the republicans -- >> andrea: he said something different election night. >> eric: but even since then. >> dana: fiscal cliff, he said i'm tired of working with one another. i thought today he could have announced a way forward, a clearer path to get it done. what he was trying to do is shore up the democrat who don't have spending cut and no entitlement reform and trying to signal don't worry, i'm not going
be the state of our environment causing health issues. good point. >> we talked about the diversity of president obama'ska cabinet, lala writes in, give me a frickin' break 47 percent of his people are women. how about you people -- how about you folks in the media an especially the left spend your time yelling and screaming about different issues >> bill: i remind you of a picture of president obama with 10 of his closest advisors. all 10 were men. one was black. >> this is "the bill press show." i can't imagine anything better. you're getting a ton of shrimp and it tastes really good! [ male announcer ] hurry in to red lobster's 30 shrimp for just $11.99! choose any two of five savory shrimp selections like mango jalapeÑo shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. two delicious shrimp selections on one plate! all with salad and unlimited cheddar bay biscuits. 30 shrimp, just $11.99 for a limited time. wow, that's a lot of shrimp. i'm ryon stewart i'm the ultimate shrimp lover, and i sea food differently. [ music ] >> bill: good morning,
the temperatures to plunge into the 20s and the 30s. but we have a taste of spring coming up. we'll talk about that coming up. >> thank you. >>> the house is back in session today and president obama wasting no time this morning making it very clear to lawmakers what he expects in the coming days. danielle nottingham has more from the white house. >> reporter: it was the president's last news conference of his first term and he made his position clear, he will not negotiate with congress over raising the debt limit. president obama is calling on congress to raise the government's borrowing limit. >> raising the debt ceiling does not authorize us to spend more. all it does is say that america will pay its bills. and we are not a deadbeat nation. >> reporter: without a deal, the government could run out of money to pay its bills by late february or early march. but republican leaders are demanding significant spending cuts in exchange for any agreement to raise the debt ceiling. in a statement, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell says the debted limit is
can always continue to pay the bills, print the money. >> tax money comes in. >> talk politically. president obama will stump and campaign saying it will be unpay patriotic for the republicans to not raise a debt ceiling after he's already said it's unpatriotic to exceed the debt ceiling in 2007-2008. he's in a very, very tough place. i think the republicans in the house in congress will give him a hard time, won't make it an easy checkbook. they'll ask for something in return, not sure what it's going to be. they'll probably get it, some negotiation, but, again, we already exceed the debt ceiling. $16.4 trillion tim geithner, fudges numbers around, pay the bills until congress signs the increase in debt ceiling. >> a repeat of the fiscal cliff? >> that's what politics is in dc. this is all games, all threats, all the clock is ticking down. makes you worry if the country's going to default. >> eric, here's the thing -- >> at the end of the day, sorry -- >> yeah. at the enof the day, there's a deal. >> yeah, this is like the debt ceiling is a phony argument. it's really about chart
of representatives to continue talks on reducing gun violence and is joined by attorney general holder and other cabinet members. he'll give president obama a comprehensive package of recommendations tomorrow. lawmakers say the connecticut school shooting transformed the country and americans are ready for stricter gun laws. the national rifle association says it has enough support in congress to block any new laws banning assault weapons. >> four local counties are sponsoring a gun guy back tomorrow and marin county is the drop off point. they raised $40,000 to pay for the weapons. officials say cashing in the firearms is a fitting tribute to nonviolence on martin luther king's birthday on tuesday. people can get $200 for a semi-automatic rifle and shotguns and $100 for other firearms. those who turn in violent video games can get up to $10 if there is still money available. locations open tomorrow from 11:00 in the morning until 8:00 p.m. at police stations in the area including st. andrew's church in marin city. >> 25-year-old man accused 6 raping a san francisco woman during a robbery is in
. and this is something that president obama really seems to want to usher? >> the catalyst of the conversation, though, seems to be based on what we witness as a country in newtown. play your michael bloomberg was on our air earlier and talking about the fact that we can use that as an example. we have a bigger problem in this country. gentlemen, take a listen. >> as horrific as sandy hook has been and all of the other seechliseechl i seemingly episodes of mass violence, we experience that carnage or worse every single day across our country because every day of the year an average of 33 americans are murdered with guns. here's another way to think about what that means. one week from today president obama will take the oath of office for his second term. and unless we take action, during those four years some 48,000 americans will be killed with guns. >> mayor michael bloomberg speaking from baltimore, maryland, along with governor martin o'malley there as they introduce the summit on reducing gun violence in america. when we think about the numbers in just that small frame of reference that mayor bl
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.r.a. expressing confidence that an assault weapons ban already being talked about in washington will not make it through congress. the n.r.a. is standing by over concerns of a meeting with vice-president joe biden saying the obama administration needs to stop focusing solely on guns and gun owners. >> we wish instead of talking about guns specifically, that t they would have addressed what will we do in the future. what will we do about a broken mental health system that allows people potentially violent to be on the streets? >> and a liberal think tank weighing in for the first time shall the center for american progress announcing it's joining a full scale campaign to push for more gun control laws. >> the organizations will be working to work in the states, and ensure at that we have the voice and really have the american people and really gun owners who listen to the proposals, their voices at the table as well. >> harris: all of this in the wake of a week long series of meetings hosted by the vice-president as he puts together a plan to curb violence, he says. we expect that plan to be
barack obama and chuck hagel traveling through the middle east. as you hear the words of chuck hagel, she talks about the limits of power that echoed with the present -- what the president said when he was running for the white house in 2008. guest: one of the conditions that president obama and his team came in and said it, there are a lot of demands are roman world and a lot of challenges. america's role is not just to challenge the foes but to be dependable for allies. when americans power is doubte4d, the allies doubt the ability to stand by them. what is the roster of portis that the united states had to focus on, a particular at the time of the global economic crisis when you have the middle east crisis, you had rising problems with north korea. that is what chuck hagel is saying. we do not have a magic wand to be all things to all people. you need to figure out how, given the limitations to have, you can matter and roll from those into the next issues. that is a realistic assessment, of a power that would even on the neo conservative side would also think that the part of the role
dig deeper, idea logically, do coal voters fit? >>> up next, president obama holding his last press conference of his first term. he's going to start by talking about the debt limit. but first, the white house soup of the day. it's monday. it's rainy. i would suggest they could have come up with a better rainy day soup, but tomato basil is fine. we'll be right back. at 1:45, the aflac duck was brought in with multiple lacerations to the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he pay for his living expenses? aflac. like his rent and car payments? aflac. what about gas and groceries? aflac. cell phone? aflac, but i doubt he'll be using his phone for quite a while cause like i said, he has a fractured beak. [ male announcer ] send the aflac duck a get-well card at getwellduck.com. a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that p
the filibuster, and can i start with the last one steve, the last one from president obama so frustrated with these house republicans, to harry reid, who is actually talking about curbing or to some extent eliminating the senate filibuster so that the minority in the senate can't block his legislation and president obama's legislation. they seem so frustrated with the rights of the minorities, with the rights of the dissenters, i know it's frustrating, but is it not a pillar of this country's backbone? i mean, this is-- when they're in the minority, they may be very sorry that they went to such efforts to eliminate these rights. >> i think they would be. i think their assumption is they're not going to be in the minority anytime soon, but if you go back and look at the kinds of things that both democrats in congress and outside liberal agitators were saying when democrats were the minority, and harry reid took to the senate floor numerous times to call it an abuse of the majority when republicans were pushing things. so, both parties flip sides on this, but it's fascinating to look at th
. >> vice president biden will meet with members of the house of representatives to continue talks on ways to reduce gun violence. he will be joined by attorney general holder and other cabinet members. he is set to give president obama comprehensive package of recommendations tomorrow. >> a 25-year-old man who raped a san francisco woman during a robbery is in custody this morning. the suspect is facing burglary and other charges. authorities say he forced his way into the resolution distance on saturday night as she was going in and a neighbor called 9-1-1. the suspect jumped off the balcony but was found hiding. >> a family is safe after flames destroyed the home. firefighters got the call before 3:30 about a house on fire. this is in unincorporateed san jose. when the firefighters got there all six people including the dog got out. the crews stayed on the scene for several hours looking for a hot spot. >> traffic and weather together are next on the abc7 morning news and here is a live look outside you can see the golden gate bridge with cars coming off the bridge into san francisco. i
and interested in talking to him too. >>> president obama urging congress to raise the debt ceiling to raise the budget and avoid another economic crisis. rich edson at the white house with details. hey, rich. >> good afternoon, tracy. president obama said will not entertain any other options on the debt ceiling except congress raising it without attached. congress ordered him to spend the money and must correspondingly raise the debt ceiling. he signed the president into law as levels generally below what he requested in his budgets. house republicans say they want any increase in the debt ceiling to be accompanied by spending cuts that exceed the amount of the debt ceiling increase. president obama said the election settled that. >> if we want to have a conversation about how to reduce our deficit, let's have that. we've been having that for the last two years. we had an entire campaign about it. and by the way the american people eye greed with me. that we should reduce our deficits in a balanced way that takes into account the need for us to grow this economy and put people back to work.
. >> vice president biden will meet with members of the house of representatives to continue talks on reducing gun violence and will be joined by attorney general holder and other cabinet members and will give president obama a comprehensive package of recommendations tomorrow. some lawmakers say the connecticut school shooting transform the country and memberships are ready if sticker gun laws but the national rifle association says they have enough support in congress to block any new laws that would ban assault weapons. >> resident would want to turn in guns for cash can do it tomorrow at five marin county locations. cashing in firearms is a fitting tribute on martin luther king's birthday on tuesday. they raised $40,000 for the program similar to the gun buy backs held in san francisco and oakland last month. they will offer $200 for semi-automatic and $100 for other firearms. those who turn in violent video games can get up to $10 if money is still available. locations will be on tomorrow from 11 a.m. until 8:00 people in novato and st. andrew's church in marin city. >> a 25-y
, every time i talk about how our foreign policy should be like colin powell's foreign policy, for five, six years, even before he endorsed barack obama the first time, i would get attacked for associating with colin powell's very conservative with a small "c" realist approach that republican presidents followed for years. it was the weinberger doctrine. it was the reagan doctrine. it was the powell doctrine. and suddenly, it became the doctrine of lefties? >> colin powell is a self-identified republican and has been for many, many years. and with each passing year, with each passing election cycle, the republican party, too many within the republican party, try to further estrange him from the republican party platform, from much of what is said publicly by a lot of republicans. colin powell is also a guy who has the ability and the belief that a lot of republicans -- not a lot -- but too many republicans and too many democrats don't have, he has the ability and the belief to put country ahead of party. and that's unfortunately something that's passe in washington. >> the problem, leig
hasting's book at the 2012 campaign coming out this week. talk about that. any relation with the president understanding the digital world as well as he does? >> really it was op for tunistic, in that he was covering the obama campaign for us and doing amazing work and having an incredible romp. we discovered reading the book that we may have paid for him to drink out of mini bars and, you know, or not just destroy mini bars and like five different hotel on the campaign trail, which, you know, was an entertaining reading. >> good story. >> and because these information-based industries li publishing, entertainment, news, are increasingly moving online and increasingly becoming social, it felt like a great first step to say let's take a book from one of our writers who is doing great work and release it online and promote the book in a way that works for the social web and for the readers that are reading on their kindles and their ipads. >> really great stuff. we will continue following. thank you very much, gentlemen. buzzfeed, we love it and thank you for joining us today. ben smith and
into congress. senator finestein's bill and president obama and joe biden's comments. >> but you can appreciate guns without appreciating magazines that shoot a hundred rounds. you're talking about legislation that clearly talks about person types of weapons, certain types of magazines. . not all guns. let's not distort what the legislation is saying. >> well, in diane finestein's bill, in the summary that i read, you know, she lists handguns that are semi-automatic, which are the majority of handguns that are sold in this country. in her proposed legislation. so we are talking about, you know, the guns that people use on a regular and everyday basis to defend their homes and families. >> well, it hasn't been introduced yet. we don't know what the final bill will say. but are you supporting on saturday, on gun appreciation day, automatic weapons and magazines that go with 30-100 rounds? is that part of appreciation day? >> i believe that right now, any ban on a semiautomatic weapon would not have, you know, changed the outcome of what happened in newtown. it would not have changed the outcome o
list of president obama czars, cass sumstein. where is he now? >>steve: what jodie foster did or didn't do at the golden globe that has a lot of people talking. >>gretchen: first happy birthday to jason bateman. he, 44. [ dylan ] this is one way to keep your underwear clean. this is another! ta-daa! try charmin ultra strong. it cleans so well and you can use up to four times less than the leading value brand. oh! there it is. thanks son. hey! [ female announcer ] charmin ultra strong has a duraclean texture that can help you get clean while still using less. and it's four times stronger versus the leading value brand. charmin ultra strong helps keep you and your underwear clean. we all go. why not enjoy the go with charmin ultra strong? that's the question. every day. when you have the most advanced tools, you want to make something with them. something that helps. helps safeguard our shores. helps someone see through a wall of fire. helps those nowhere near the right doctor stand a chance. ... feeling in the extremities ? no. technology can do that. who can tell me the third life cyc
sarah cliff, thanks so much. >> thank you. >>> we want to remind you president obama will hold the final news conference of his first term. it is now at 11:30 eastern time. he's going to start off by talking about the debt ceiling. we'll have that for you live right here on ms nrk bc. >>> today's tweet of the day is about one part of the golden globes thats has gotten a lot of attention today. marley matalin writes, jodie foster at the golden globes, pure jody, rightfully defending her privacy while doing it with brains and a smile. stress sweat is different than ordinary sweat. it smells worse. get 4x the protection against stress sweat. introducing new secret clinical strength stress response scent. i'm up next, but now i'm singing the heartburn blues. hold on, prilosec isn't for fast relief. cue up alka-seltzer. it stops heartburn fast. ♪ oh what a relief it is! two. three. my credit card rewards are easy to remember with the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. [ both ] 2% back on groceries. [ all ] 3% on gas. no hoops to jump through. i
safety laws to president obama. joining us is the president and the ceo for the certain for american progress. thank you so much for joining us. >> it's great to be with you. >> so, mira, we just finished talking about the debt crying and how the president is laying the ground work pursuing a broad argument understanding that at the end of the day he may have to cut a deal in some fashion. i wonder if the same thing isn't actually going on over gun laws, which is to say there is a broad package on the table. you guys have a very aggressive package of sensible gun laws, i might add, and at the end of the day the president said today in the press conference, will we get everything? probably not. i'm paraphrasing. is this effectively just staking out the biggest piece of property you can on the issue of gun control, preparing yourself for what will be probably a very heated battle in the end. >> well, i do think that on a range of issues the president has decided that -- if you look at his press conference, that you know, he has a strategy of flooding the zone. he is going to take bold
imagine that the same thing would happen with obama. and, of course, there would be this attendant impact on the economy and attendant impact on people getting their government benefits and all sorts of things. so, again, i think the republican party talks about refashioning and rebranding and i think one of the ideas is to look at reagan. they always talk about reagan, but if you look at some of the things reagan actually did around immigration reform, for instance, this isn't a party that so far is will to do that and embrace some of those parts of reagan's legacy. >> steve, we heard colin powell saying this weekend that he doesn't understand why senior republicans continue to tolerate the kind of racial code words that actually proved self-injurious to their party. yet when they talk about the debt creating they're help to injure the nation so long as they get their own way. is this party destined for a reputation that has nothing to do with constructive help and more about damaging themselves and the country? >> i think there was something significant in what you played from blackburn
>>> also we just found out president obama will hold his first news conference of 2013. stay right here with us. . >>> a surge in violence in oakland has the mayor and police chief talking. we'll tell you why even one city leader wants to declare a state of emergency. >>> it's officially the worst flu season in years. how bay area hospitals are responding to this epidemic. >>> a man sent to the hospital early this morning after a fire breaks out inside this apartment. we'll tell you what his neighbors did to help rescue him. >>> plus, the word came from the white house a short time ago, president obama is about to hold his first new conference of the new year. mornings on 2 begins right now. >>> good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. i'm dave clark. >>> good morning. i'm tori campbell. gunfire at a birthday party capped off another violent weekend in oakland. four people were killed, 11 others wounded. ktvu's tara moriarty is in oakland this morning. she tells us the surge in violence has one city leader calling for a state of emergency. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morni
. the suit against united was filed this morning. bill: martha what is next. martha: president obama is about to step into the news conference room, the press woman at the white house. he'll talk to reporters in the next hour. we'll talk to brit hume about what the president is planning for his second term and how republicans will respond. mr. brit hume in the house next, folks. we'll be right back. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. fiber one. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? um... try the number one! yeah, this is pretty good. [ male announcer ] over a third of a day's fiber. fiber one. mommy's having a french fry. yes she is, yes she is. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. 100% vegetable juice, with three of your daily vegetable servings in every little bottle. with three of your daily vegetable servings we replaced people with a machine.r, what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. bill: 32 past. fox news
president obama is holding the last news conference of his term. they're looking to raise the debt ceiling of which stands at $16.40 trillion. he may also talk about the war in afghanistan. you can watch your remarks frigid his remarks live here on c-span. in the meantime, some of the headlines in this morning's "washington journal." >> been morning to you. i want to start with a story. video tames -- games kick short trips. we will reach you that. president obama promised and all of the above examination of gun violence. we want to get your take on what you think those solution should be. we are are they getting comments on the facebook page. i want to read a few of those for you now. host: we will take your calls this morning in the first 45 minutes, but first want to play you a segment from the state of the union. this is congresswoman marsha blackburn, talking about the role of violent video games. [video clip] >> i watched a couple of these of violent video games to you ready for this segment and i was astounded with some of the things i was seeing on call to duty. we know the norway
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